General Assembly Debate

I have purposefully never mentioned the debate within the Church of Scotland about the appointment of Scott Rennie, a man in a homosexual relationship, as minister of Queen’s Cross Church here in Aberdeen. I’m not going to begin now. I only wish to post the decision of the General Assembly which is as follows:

The following motion is agreed by the Assembly:

a) refuse the dissent and complaint of Aitken and others and sustain the decision of the Presbytery of Aberdeen on the basis that the Presbytery followed the vacancy procedure correctly in Act VIII 2003.

b) affirm for the avoidance of doubt that this decision does not alter the Church’s standards of ministerial conduct.

i.e. Scott Rennie gets to be minister.

I’ll decide whether or not to post my views on this tomorrow.

 

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